In a modern, ecologically oriented industrial society, it is a matter of common sense to recycle waste as much as possible, because the careful use of natural resources is becoming increasingly important. Our efforts to separate and recycle the recyclable materials present in waste have therefore become increasingly intensive.
Thermal waste treatment offers several advantages in this context:
- The combustion heat is used to generate power. This means that less primary energy has to be produced from coal, oil or gas.
- Recyclable materials from incineration residues are returned to the production cycle.
- Harmful and hazardous waste constituents are destroyed, converted, separated and safely retained in accordance with the provisions of the Technical Instructions for the Disposal of Municipal Solid Waste (TASi).
Facts and figures
Plant Thermische Abfallbehandlung Lauta Owner STEAG Waste to Energy GmbH Location Industrie- und Gewerbegebiet Lauta, Straße B Nr. 5 Function Thermal disposal of domestic waste, bulky waste and industrial waste similar to domestic waste Construction Period 2001-2004 Commissioning 2004 Employees 57 Plant capacity 225,000 varying according to calorific value and operating hours Incineration 2 incineration trains with max. 16,5 t/h throughput per train Combustion grate Reciprocating grate with fixed and moving grate bars, partially watercooled Steam generator Vertical pass natural circulation boiler with superheater Dampfmenge 2 x 45 t/h Dampfdruck 40 bar Dampftemperatur 400 °C Turbinenleistung 20 MW Entsorgte Abfallmenge (2018) 221.032 t Energieerzeugung 400 MWh/day Rostschlacke (2018) 61.108 t
T. A. Lauta secures the economically sensible and ecologically sound disposal of domestic waste and similar industrial waste for more than 1 million people in the long term.
Environmental protection does not come free of charge. € 130 million was invested in the construction of the modern plant. The best possible protection of the environment is a top priority for T. A. Lauta.
So funktioniert die Abfallverwertung in Lauta